You are invited to a Barbecue in Cornwall Park，Greenlane on Saturday 3rd of March 2018 from 10:30a.m. to 3 p.m.
Good Food, Great Company.
$5 for members and $20 for non-members
Site number is limited so book fast - first come, first served. Please pass this invitation on to any Zhong Shan friends and family members who may be interested.
Membership to the AZSCA is open to Auckland residents with Zhongshan ancestry. To apply for membership online, clink the link www.zhongshan.nz/en/join-us/lang/eng-GB.html
Applications are now open for our Association’s Academic Awards to be presented to successful candidates at our 34th Anniversary Dinner in May 2018.
Cash Awards and Certificates will be given to those who:
Pass NCEA Level 3 Certificate with an Excellence endorsement $100
Gain a career qualification that required at least three years’ training $250
Graduate from a University with a recognized degree $250
In the event there are more applications than prizes offered, a ballot will be held. Please read the article covering last year's Awards for more details.
To qualify for one of the above awards the applicants must:
Be individual paid up members of our Association.
Have attained their qualification between February 2017 and January 2018.
Submit evidence of their academic achievements, such as an official NCEA Certificate, official academic transcript, trade certificate, degree certificate and such relevant documents.
The Chinese Fruit Shop Research Group have pleasure in announcing the launch of The Fruits of our Labours, in Auckland on 24 February 2018.
Many of our original Association members derived their livelihood from fruit shops and the stories of a few have been featured already in our pioneers project.
Our Association members have been invited to the special book launch to be held 2pm Saturday 24th February 2018 at the Auckland Chinese Community Centre, 99 Taylor Rd, Mangere.
"The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand
Many of us remember well the daily or weekly trip to the local shops to buy our food supplies – meat, bread, milk, fruit and veges. Often, the fruit and vege shop was run by a Chinese family, all working together to provide the customer with the freshest fruit and produce, always accompanied by personalised service. However, the introduction of self-service retailing and the emergence of supermarkets led to the demise of the independent retailer, and the days of the Chinese fruiterer have all but ended.
The Fruits of Our Labours traces the development of Chinese fruit shops from the general store-cum-greengrocer of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailer of today. The 1950s and 60s were the heyday years of Chinese fruit shops: a time of economic growth and prosperity after the hard times of the Depression and the Second World War, both of which affected Chinese fruiterers.
Authors Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King were commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust to produce this fully-illustrated, two-volume set. It combines historical research and statistics with the personal stories and photographs of Chinese fruit shop families to give a better understanding of the hard work and sacrifice that led to their eventual prosperity and that of their descendants – the fruits of their labours."